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A Statesboro soldier's story

Grice family remembers uncle who served in World War II

A Statesboro soldier's story

A Statesboro soldier's story

John Gilbert Woodward


        Memorial Day holds a special significance to our family as we remember my wife Lori's great uncle, John Gilbert Woodward. Gilbert was killed in May of 1944 during World War II on a training flight in the Gulf of Mexico. He was the son of Henry and Mamie Woodward of Stilson. His sister Edith Hutchison, who turned 90 this week, explained that he was two weeks away from getting his "wings" when the plane went down. He was only 22.


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